Boris Johnson To Scrap ‘Substantial Meal’ Rules When Pubs Reopen, Reports Suggest

After the whole confusion as to whether Scotch eggs constituted as a ‘substantial meal’, the PM is looking to scrap the virtually unenforceable rule. The news comes as a roadmap for lifting restrictions is being devised by government, which is set for release this month.

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According to The Times, outdoor sports and limited socialising outdoors will be next in line to return after the reopening of schools, which is set to begin on the 8th of March. As the virus spreads less easily outside, the opening of outside markets and alfresco dining may also be allowed, before eased restrictions for high street shops and eating indoors.

Unlike last time, the rules will reportedly be applied nationwide, as the regional tier system is set to be scrapped by ministers. Current plans are still “tentative” so far and only the earliest date of school reopening has currently been agreed.

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Over 10 million people have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and the COVID-19 cases continue to drop since the nation was put into lockdown back at the start of January.

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